The new Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre will open June 29, providing a bigger, better facility for transit customers in north central Edmonton.
“Edmonton Transit is pleased to open this new facility, one that better meets the needs of our customers in the area today,” said Ken Koropeski, director of special projects with Edmonton Transit System (ETS). “The Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre is designed to offer improved safety, comfort and convenience.”
The new transit centre will replace the existing Kingsway Transit Centre, located on the west side of 106 Street north of 111 Avenue. The existing transit centre will be permanently closed at the end of service on June 28.
The new Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre, located on the southeast corner of 106 Street and 111 Avenue, includes enhanced features such as secure public washrooms, a retail kiosk, and improved shelters and waiting areas. It was designed with open sightlines and better lighting.
The facility is located next to the Kingsway/Royal Alex LRT Station and will act as a transit hub for the area. ETS customers will be able to change buses and access LRT service when the Metro Line opens later this year. They will also have access to bicycle parking and a direct link to the new multi-use trail between NAIT and MacEwan LRT stations.
The new transit centre will bring passengers closer to many major destinations in the area, including the Central McDougall community, the Centre for Education, the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and the Victoria School of the Arts.
ETS Street Team members will be at both transit centres during peak times (7-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.) on July 2 and 3 to help transit users to adjust to the change.
Changes to route schedules will be minimal.